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Rishabh Pant Calmly Defends The Ball Which Jansen Threw Towards Him
By CricShots - Jan 13, 2022 7:16 pm
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On Day 2 of the ongoing third and final Test between India and South Africa at the Newlands in Cape Town 11 wickets fell on the that witnessed Keegan Petersen emulate what the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli did on Day 1, although in a failed attempt to take South Africa past India’s first-innings total.

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Rishabh Pant played a match-defning knock

A valiant knock of 72 runs off 166 helped South Africa was looking good to nullify the lead, but Mohammed Shami’s double whammy in the second session and Jasprit Bumrah’s seventh five-wicket haul denied Petersen any help from the other end as South Africa eventually got bundled out for a meager score of folded for 210 runs, 13 short of equalling India’s total.

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In the second innings, India had lost both their openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada respectively, however, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied India’s ship. At the end of Day 2, India was at 57/2 with a lead of 70 runs.

Kohli and Pujara managed to resume India’s batting on Day 3 with the aim to add to their existing lead of 70 runs. However, Pujara failed to contribute much to the score as he was dismissed by a snorter from Marco Jansen.

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However, a lot of credit for Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal goes to Keegan Petersen, who pulled off an absolute screamer in the first over of Day 3. Petersen, who was fielding at leg gully dived full-length to his right and grabbed the ball after Pujara tried to defend a bouncer from Marco Jansen. Ajinkay Rahane came out to bat after that, but he also failed to do much as Rabada dismissed him with another gem.

In the 50th over of the innings, Marco Jansen threw the ball back at Rishabh Pant after the left-hand batsman defended the speedster’s final delivery in the 50th over. Pant, who scored his eighth Test fifty, stood with a straight bat and defended the throw.

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